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die horribly in Technology

The software equivalent of crash and burn, and the preferred emphatic form of die. "The converter choked on an FF in its input and died horribly".
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • He'd left them unprotected, let them die horribly, just as Helene had died.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • We will all die horribly—me, Sophia, Tilia—everyone who helped you.

  • What of that faithful Ali, who went forward to meet the danger alone, and was snatched away to die horribly in the jungle?

    Monsieur Maurice Amelia B. Edwards
  • He knew he did not have the courage to watch Doree die horribly when there was a key and a weapon within his reach.

    Before Egypt E. K. Jarvis
  • The plans wrecked by a gang of outlaws who deserve nothing but to die horribly.

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
  • Those who failed her should die horribly, but he who kept his pledge would bring her rest and peace.

    Pledged to the Dead Seabury Quinn
  • For there is always the chance that a horse may be gored to death—even that a man may die horribly.

    The Gringos B. M. Bower

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